Market Summary: Livestock Auctions have a Run on Goats

At the 3 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Smithfield, Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 940 cattle and 325 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended steady to $1.50 lower, feeder steers trended steady to $13.00 higher, and heifers trended mostly steady to $5.00 lower when compared to the previous week.

N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 2,893,000 head compared to 2,783,000 head last Thursday.


Sweet potatoes: demand moderate. Market is about steady. 40 lb cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 14.00-16.00, few higher, occasionally lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-12.00, few higher U.S. No. 2 7.00-9.00, occasionally lower. No Grade Marks jumbo 7.00-10.00, few lower.

Beans: supply fairly light. Demand is fairly good. Market is about steady. Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields. Bushel crates Round Green Type 30.00.

Cucumbers: supply fairly light. Demand is medium; cartons 24s are good, fair quality are moderate. Market is about steady. Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates med 18.00-22.00, fair quality 10.00-12.00, cartons 24s 7.00.

Eggplant: demand moderate. Market is slightly higher. Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields. 1 1/9 bushel cartons med 19.00-21.00, occasionally lower, fair quality 10.00-12.00, occasionally lower.

Peppers, bell type: supply very light. Demand is very good. Market is about steady. Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates Green jumbo 18.00-20.00, extra large 18.00-20.00, large 18.00, occasionally lower, fair quality 16.00-18.00.

Squash: supply fairly light. Demand is moderate. Market is about steady. Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons/crates Zucchini small 16.00-19.00, med 14.00-17.00. Yellow

Straight neck small are 19.00, occasionally higher, med 17.00, occasionally higher. 3/4 bushel cartons/crates Yellow Crookneck small 24.00-25.00, med 18.00-20.00.

Tomatoes: demand moderate. Market is about steady. Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields. Extra services included. 25 lb cartons loose Vine Ripes US Comb or Better jumbo are 13.95-15.95, extra large 13.95-15.95, and large 12.95-15.95.

Tomatoes, plum type: demand moderate. Market is about steady. Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields. Extra services included. 25 lb cartons loose Roma extra large 11.95-13.95.

No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 1 to 2 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.59-$5.98 at feed mills and $4.75-5.73 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 19 to 28 cents higher and were $13.59 at processors, and $13.34-$14.65 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat was 2 cents lower and was $4.52-$5.61 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $502.60 per ton for 48% protein.


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